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All through the bible, God has given us rules to follow and spiritual laws that are meant to help us succeed while here on Earth. His plan works but most of us don’t follow the plan! Life on this planet is all about sowing and reaping. You are going to love this if you just hang-in to the end!
To start with let’s go over a few scriptures that have to do with sowing and reaping.
Sowing and Reaping
“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”
This scripture lets us know that whatever we do, good or bad, we will reap as well. This could be anything as simple as jumping ahead in line, or something as serious as putting sugar in someone’s gas tank!
I assure you I’ve never done these before but if I had I certainly could expect someone to do something to my car or home at some time or another. Some people call it Karma, but it’s the law of sowing and reaping that God set up.
II Corinthians 9:6-8
“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”
This scripture can really relate to finances at home and our tithes to the church. If we sow sparingly we will reap sparingly. God says to be a cheerful giver because if you give out of resentment you won’t reap bountifully. God wants us to have all sufficiency in all things and in every good work.
Financial Sowing and Reaping
Let’s talking about financial sowing for a moment. People seem to have a hard time giving money to the church, but the church has bills to pay just like you do. In order to stay afloat, they must take part of your offering to pay these bills. The pastor needs to receive a salary for his work as well and there are the mission fields we should be giving to regularly.
This world revolves around the exchange of money and we can’t get away from it. But the “Law” God has provided clearly states if you need money you need to give money. It’s plain and simple, but sounds a little crazy!
There is a saying that you can’t out-give God, and it’s so true. Remember the story of the woman who was about to cook her last meal with what oil and flour she had left. Then The prophet of God showed up telling her to cook him some bread first and that God would take care of her.
Because she gave ALL she had God blessed her by keeping the barrel full of oil for cooking and her with plenty of flour. It never ran dry! God blesses those who feel they have nothing to give but give anyway. Don’t you want those kinds of blessings? You can read the entire story in 1st Kings 17:7-16.
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
Wow, it doesn’t get much better than that! When we give our time, our money, our love, or anything else in faith cheerfully we will get back so much it will be running over. Again, God says the measure we give is the measure it will be given back to us!
Sowing Cheerfully Will Change Your Life
Sowing with a cheerful heart will make a huge change in your life. Your storehouse of spiritual blessings will be full and also your relationships and finances.
Don’t let the blessing of God lay dormant by not using them. If lots of turmoil is happening in your life then make some changes in your sowing. God Bless!